Farmers, Herders Will Still Enjoy Peaceful Co-existence, Buhari
The Visit of the President to Benue State has revealed that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris did not relocate to Benue as ordered by the President.
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President Muhammadu Buhari made this known at a stakeholders meeting during his visit to the state.
Recall that shortly after 73 persons were reported dead from the crisis going on in the state, the President had asked the IGP to relocate to Benue state so as to bring the situation to normal.
Reports reveal that stakeholders informed Buhari that the IGP did not spend 24 hours in the state after the order was given.
According to Buhari who was shocked that his instruction was not heeded to, “But I did not know that the IG did not stay in the state. I am getting to know this at this meeting. I am quite surprised,” he said.
In his words, “this was not the best place to expose the inefficiency of his appointee.”
He added that, “farmers and herdsmen would continue to coexist in the state, urging residents to learn to live together peacefully.”
Speaking on insinuations that he abandoned the people of Benue State Buhari stated that, “I have friends here; there is no way I can deliberately overlook what is happening here and other parts of the country.”
“Let me appeal to our people to apply more restraints. The relationship between farmers and herders will continue; it behoves us to keep encouraging ourselves to live together peacefully.”